Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: How can we give the 2001 model year a "seal of pretty good" when it has some problems with a slipping transmission and a known problem with the speed activation control switch? Because it's not the 2002. That's how.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Ford Explorer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012002


  • miles


No summary listed for above vehicle.

- North Olmsted, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Rotors have been turned 3 times. Dealer has reported that high pitched squeal is common from factory. Brake pads replaced twice, front calipers replaced last visit.

- North Wilkesboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 252001


  • miles
Re brakes: They have replaced the brake shoes/pad twice ands rotors once. Re tire/wheels they could not get them to balance out tried 4 times ( Goodyear tried twice) total of 6 times. Again a week and a half later, it pulls left when braking, and vibration is back again. I have spoke with wayne ( service mgr) and al mc donald ( general sales mgr). I have informed them of the Nevada lemon law # nrs 597.630 he said to inforce that I would have to get a "lawyer". please note I only marked the first time of the problems I have full doc's of every visit on these items. Please help! thank you, crystal del giudice. (tiresize: P235/75R15)

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Jun 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When appyling brakes vehicle severely pulls to right. Also, a grinding noise occurs, cause unknown. In less than 15000 miles, brakes have been replaced 3 times, was told by dealer that this was due to a factory defect and brakes were applied incorrectly. Tire experienced blowout, there was a large deformed air pocket on the white letter side, consumer did not give any tire information.

- Lake Wood, CA, USA

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